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What is the definition or description of: perineum?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Region of the pelvis: Ther perineum is the area between the anus and the scrotum in men and the vulva in women. It generally refers to the surface anatomy, from the pubic symphysis to the coccyx. Perineal tears and episiotomy can occur in this region during childbirth. The anogenital distance is a measure of the distance between the anus and the base of the penis or vagina & used in the diagnosis of certain disorders.

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